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Conor McGregor opens as an almost 2-to-1 betting favorite over Jose Aldo

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With the news Jose Aldo will defend his UFC featherweight title opposite interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor at UFC 194 in December, betting odds for the fight have been released by Bovada. According to their odds makers, reigning champion Aldo enters the contest as the betting underdog with McGregor as an almost two-to-one favorite:

Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo

Conor McGregor           -190     (10/19)

Jose Aldo                     +155     (31/20)

McGregor, 27, last competed at UFC 189 on July 11 where he defeated Chad Mendes to claim the division's interim title. His MMA record stands at 18-2.

Aldo, 28, was originally scheduled to face McGregor at that July event, but was forced to withdraw late due to a rib injury. The Brazilian last competed in October where he defended his title opposite Mendes. Aldo is 25-1.